söndag, december 29, 2013

New York Times tror på renässans för neuronnät

John Markoff, en som skrivit om datorer för New York Times sedan 1980-talets slut har en intressant story i dagens tidning.

"Computers have entered the age when they are able to learn from their own mistakes, a development that is about to turn the digital world on its head. The first commercial version of the new kind of computer chip is scheduled to be released in 2014. Not only can it automate tasks that now require painstaking programming — for example, moving a robot’s arm smoothly and efficiently — but it can also sidestep and even tolerate errors, potentially making the term “computer crash” obsolete. 
The new computing approach, already in use by some large technology companies, is based on the biological nervous system, specifically on how neurons react to stimuli and connect with other neurons to interpret information. It allows computers to absorb new information while carrying out a task, and adjust what they do based on the changing signals."  (Brainlike Computers, Learning From Experience)
Våren 1988 skrev jag en artikel för Datornytt om det som då sågs som en ny och lovande teknik och ett företag som lovade kommersiella produkter baserade på neuronnät. Mycket har hänt sedan dess, men det har varit ganska tyst om tekniken. Kanske går det bättre denna gång.

Artificiella neuronnät härmar hjärnan (Datornytt, 1988)

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